Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's Your Answer Wednesday

Today I am joining Linda from Growin' with it for What's Your Answer Wednesday! I really enjoy these memes and getting to know each of you a little better!! After answering my questions, head over to Linda's and answer hers!

So here are my questions:

1. What do you typically do for Halloween night?

2. What is the candy that you secretly search through your kid's bags for?

3. What do you do with all your kid's candy? Do you let them eat it all?

My Answers:

1. For the last 10 years (and 2 moves) we have always set up our fire pit in our driveway and served s'mores as the kids came through. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors and spend a few extra minutes with them. In Indiana, every one loved to come by and get warm....not so much here in AR, although with all the rain it could be a cold one this year!!!

2. I, not so secretly, search for banana laughy taffy!! I love that stuff!

3. When my kids were younger, I hated all the sugar meltdowns we seemed to have after Halloween. So, I started a tradition where I gave them 3 days to eat whatever candy they wanted. Then the Halloween Fairy came and took the leftover candy and left a small prize in it's place! The never missed the candy!

Happy Wednesday! Now head over to Linda's!


Jill said...

We always have pulled pork sandwiches and Trick or Treat round Gram's neighborhood.

I go for the favorite? ALMOND JOY!

I let them have a free for all for a few days then throw out the rest. They don't care as they eat their favorites first!

SmilingSally said...

3. After the first two days, I allowed each child to have one piece of candy a day until it ran out. It usually lasted until Christmas.

H-Mama said...

Good strategy mom! ;)
I would dread this time of year if my girls thought getting candy was the focus. Thankfully, I don't have to deal with the temptation either {insert sigh of relief}.

Sara said...

1) We always have soup to warm our bellies before we go out. We start at Great grandmas about 4pm. She loads them up, we go home eat soup and head out around 5:15-5:30ish before it starts getting dark. We don't go far and are back by 7PM-7:30pm depending on how fast the little ones walk. We are home in time to answer OUR door and the kids LOVE handing out candy.
This is going to sound bad, but ties in with #2: I like Snickers/Baby Ruths, Rob likes anything with Dark chocolate, Nina likes the nerds/taffy/kit kats, Roo likes Reeses and kit kats so we each take out the one's we like and then all the rest go into the trickortreat bucket and we hand it out because in the past years I've RUN OUT of candy. I've given popcorn, pretzels all kinds of "fun different treats" but once they see it isn't candy they turn to I buy two big bags of candy (which last an hour) but we'd still get kids, so now we RE-treat the things we don't need to eat!
With the treats the kids DO get and save I give them a piece each night for a week and tell them it's gone but I save it for their Christmas advent calenders!!! Hey, I'm no dummy.
Sheesh that was long!

Mocha with Linda said...

When the kid was little I used to swap their candy for a book or other little prize!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

1. we do something different every year...usually a fall festival at the church. Nothing at the church this year so I guess we will stay home and give out candy.

2. I love banana laffy taffy too! or anything chocolate.

3. I'd just let them eat it. They never got a ton of candy because we didn't trick or treat. At the church they would get a mix of candy and prizes.

Kim said...

S'mores are such a great idea! We never got many trick or treaters so I usually ended up eating the candy myself. lol

Not sure if they do trick or treating here. I'm going to ask my Spanish tutor today. They do do Halloween big in terms of decorating and themed items for sale.

Growin' with it! said...

i've only known a few peeps in the past who like that banana "stuff"'s like black licorice in my book!

i love the smore idea. how fun for everyone who strolls by your sweet home.

Michelle said...

the banana laughy taffy is my favorite too! that and the peanut butter cups ;)

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

S'mores in the driveway. What a great idea!!!